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    xrayspecs got a reaction from karin in Time to dump Adobe. First impressions of Resolve 14 and EditReady 2.0   
    This. Those of you who are still ragging on FCPX based on the release from 2+ years ago owe it to yourself to try it again. There have been many, many improvements in a series of major releases since the brouhaha of the first release way back when. If you can get over fealty to past models of nonlinear editing tools, you may find that it's much more efficient and speedy than other nonlinear editors (especially when it comes to Pro Res codecs). And with the addition of the Color Finale plug-in, you have an amazing color-grading and LUT tool that makes up for FCPX's biggest weakness: that awful color board.
     I haven't tried the latest version of Resolve, but I will give it a go on my next personal project. But I have used Premiere and agree with Andrew. It's just a kludgy P.O.S.
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    xrayspecs got a reaction from Lintelfilm in Time to dump Adobe. First impressions of Resolve 14 and EditReady 2.0   
    This. Those of you who are still ragging on FCPX based on the release from 2+ years ago owe it to yourself to try it again. There have been many, many improvements in a series of major releases since the brouhaha of the first release way back when. If you can get over fealty to past models of nonlinear editing tools, you may find that it's much more efficient and speedy than other nonlinear editors (especially when it comes to Pro Res codecs). And with the addition of the Color Finale plug-in, you have an amazing color-grading and LUT tool that makes up for FCPX's biggest weakness: that awful color board.
     I haven't tried the latest version of Resolve, but I will give it a go on my next personal project. But I have used Premiere and agree with Andrew. It's just a kludgy P.O.S.
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    xrayspecs got a reaction from mechanicalEYE in Panasonic GH5 - all is revealed!   
    Andrew, do you plan to review the GH5?
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    xrayspecs got a reaction from Fritz Pierre in Panasonic GH5 - all is revealed!   
    Andrew, do you plan to review the GH5?
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    xrayspecs got a reaction from JazzBox in Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera   
    Hey Zak,
    As a GH4 user, what are your thoughts on switching over to the BMMCC? Are you happy trading the 4K resolution of the GH4 for the better color space and color science of the Blackmagic camera? Any noticeable increase in moire or other visual artifacting on the BMMCC as opposed to the GH4? I'm sitting on the fence right now trying to figure out if I should sell my GH4 and go for the BMMCC.
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    xrayspecs got a reaction from Zak Forsman in Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera   
    Thanks for your opinions, Zak and dbp! I wonder how the moire on the Micro compares to the Pocket. 
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    xrayspecs reacted to andrgl in Steve Jobs on Xerox PARC - this video explains EXACTLY why photography companies are failing to innovate with consumer cameras   
    Really? You think Windows 10 Mobile and the 950 are a bright spot?
    Microsoft has flushed it's mobile OS 3 times in the last 7 years. Twice, Microsoft attacked its own early adopter user and developer base: killing off WP7 (fucking over users) and WP8 (fucking over developers). Both Android and iOS have supported wireless displays and keyboards, with Android also supporting mice.
    So now they're shipping Windows 10 Mobile. Have you seen how buggy it runs? Have you seen how gutted the core apps are? What the hell has happened since WP7? I don't mind running beta software but even I reverted to WP8 on my 640. I honestly cannot fathom who in Microsoft thinks that W10 Mobile is ready to ship.
    What's the point of Continuum? What's the use case for someone having to connect their phone to a display, bringing with them a keyboard and mouse? If you need to be productive on the road, you use a laptop. Need to display something on a TV? Like I wrote earlier, iOS and Android support wireless display. Being able to transition an app from device to device sounds useful, but what app do I need to do that? Most of the apps I use sync to my other devices already (tabs from the browser, netflix for videos, google play for my music.)
    iOS Continuity is a far more useful feature. You sit down next to your computer or laptop and receive all your notifications on the bigger display. No dialogue screens, no physical connections. Just a seamless transition: your computer has phone features.
    And with regards to the 950. This is what Microsoft did to Nokia? Less impressive camera (since the PureView 808), regressive design (since the Lumia 700), complete lack of colors, and, and asking price of $600 USD for specs you can currently get for $300 or less (far less if you look at the Asus ZenPhone 2 and LG G3).
     
    7 years later: dwindling user base, zero support by other manufacturers and an OS that is almost up to feature parity with iOS and Android.
     
    And this rant is from someone who loved the Metro design language. Someone who bought a new Lumia  nearly every year because the phones were genuinely awesome, with competitive features and an OS that was on the cusp of becoming great. Someone who acted like a fucking marketer every time he was asked "oh, what phone is that?"
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    xrayspecs reacted to Andrew Reid in Steve Jobs on Xerox PARC - this video explains EXACTLY why photography companies are failing to innovate with consumer cameras   
    iOS is OSX based. They are very similar with same development tools.
    Why would you want to run desktop apps on a touch screen device that are designed to be used with a mouse and keyboard?
    Just get a laptop!!
    Surface Pro, apart from being very expensive, does it do the desktop apps better than a desktop or the tablet apps better than an iPad Pro?
    No to both.
    So what is the point??
    There is a reason to have a separate device for your power hungry desktop apps and a separate device for your tablet apps & games.
    Tablets are not that useful for creative work anyway. Most people use them for internet, email and games. They have not taken off for Photoshop and video editing at all.
    And Surface Pro does?
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    xrayspecs reacted to Andrew Reid in Steve Jobs on Xerox PARC - this video explains EXACTLY why photography companies are failing to innovate with consumer cameras   
    They played catch up big time with that one my friend.
    Apple have had a common OS over their mobile, tablet and desktop devices for years.
    So fail to see how that is a Microsoft advantage or even unique to Microsoft.
    Yeah because nobody with a high-end smartphone cannot do that already with their laptop!?!?
    Essentially the same OS as in 2007?
    You really do not have a clue about Apple devices and probably don't use them.
    Again you are making the same mistake that the salesmen running Canon are making...
    Saying things like sales are more important than the product.
    Sales of Nokias were great before smartphones!
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    xrayspecs got a reaction from mercer in V-log unlocked for free!   
    Thanks. I have the Impulz Pro package, so I am out of luck. Maybe I'll look around and see if that particular LUT maybe, you know, fell off an Internet truck.
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    xrayspecs got a reaction from Bastien Francois in Sony A7S 120fps slow-mo at ISO 12,800   
    Yes, I think the critical takeaway from that video is "Don't shoot at high ISOs in slo-mo. It looks terrible."
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    xrayspecs got a reaction from duffman in Sony A7S 120fps slow-mo at ISO 12,800   
    Yes, I think the critical takeaway from that video is "Don't shoot at high ISOs in slo-mo. It looks terrible."
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